Work Visa Applications: What Attorneys Need to Know to Successfully Process an H-1B Visa

$195.00

CLE Credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

This course will offer a practical approach to the preparation of the H-1B visa petition, taking into consideration USCIS regulations and current policy, including adjudication trends. Get ready for the FY 2020 filing season with tips for success and pitfalls to avoid. In FY2019, both the increase in lengthy Requests for Evidence (RFEs) and the decline in H-1B approvals continue. In preparation for the FY 2020 H-1B cap-subject quota season opening on April 1, 2019- we will discuss what lessons we learned in FY 2019, review recent H-1B adjudication trends, recap USCIS memoranda affecting H-1Bs, and identify tips to help successfully navigate the complex H-1B process.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   H-1B Basics
•   Best Practices and Filing Strategies to Avoid an RFE
•   New DHS Final Regulation Governing H-1B Cap Subject Petitions

Date / Time: March 12, 2019

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
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Original Broadcast Date: March 12, 2019

Deirdre D. Nero, Esq. started her own Immigration & Nationality Law Practice, NERO Immigration Law, in 2009 after having practiced in two large law firms for several years. Deirdre previously served as the attorney in charge of the Individual and Small/Medium Company division at the Coral Gables, Florida office of a major international immigration law firm; and prior to that as an attorney in the International and Immigration and Nationality Law Groups for a domestic and international commercial law firm in Florida. She led that firm’s immigration practice from 2006-2008. With 16 years of experience under her belt, Deirdre has helped hundreds of clients from all over the globe navigate the complicated world of Immigration Law.

Deirdre’s practice focuses on all types of business immigration including employment-based immigrant (permanent residency) and nonimmigrant (temporary) visa petitions, and related business immigration matters. She has extensive experience with PERM Labor Certification applications, and also routinely handles family immigration matters and naturalizations. She frequently works with companies to ensure they are compliant with Immigration laws relating to Form I-9, E-Verify, and Immigration Related Discrimination.

Ms. Nero works closely with companies and individual clients to personally coordinate and execute all aspects of the client’s Immigration strategy and represent them in front of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Department of State. She represents clients in all 50 States and from countries around the globe and takes pride in providing individualized service and maintaining a very high success rate. Deirdre is the Former Chair of the South Florida Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Business & Investment Committee, and a seasoned speaker and writer on Immigration Law topics. She holds an AV® Preeminent™ Rating since 2014, showing she is well-respected by her peers.

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Section I. H-1B Basics

Section II. Specialty Occupation and Establishing Degree Requirements

Section III. Level1 and 2 Wage Scrutiny

Section IV. USCIS Computer Programmer Policy Memo and Recent USCIS Memoranda Affecting H-1Bs

Section V. Buy American Hire American EO and Implications

Section VI. The Employer-Employee Relationship: Consulting Companies, Multiple Worksites, and Offsite Employment

Section VII. Best Practices and Filing Strategies to Avoid an RFE

Section VIII. New DHS Final Regulation Governing H-1B Cap Subject Petitions

Section IX. Cap exempt Employers and Beneficiaries